Culture Art & Media Photo: Weedy Sea Dragon Puts Neon Lights to Shame By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 John Turnbull / flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Behold the weedy sea dragon! Like its curious cousin the leafy sea dragon, both creatures are related to the seahorse and share a number of behaviors. Though lacking the prehensile tail of the seahorse, these frilly beauties waft and float through the water, relying on their plant-like camouflage to help protect them. Photographer John Turnbull notes that this she-sea-dragon had not been spotted by the Underwater Research Group before at Australia's Bare Island. "I wonder where she came from as there are only a few individuals at Bare Island," he writes. "She's missing part of her tail but doesn't seem to mind." Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on flickr and add your pictures to the group.